Melissa’s story is proof you don’t need to get it right immediately with cloth nappies. She started using cloth from birth with her son, gave up, then started again when he was 15 months old. Just over a year later, her daughter was born and, this time, her cloth journey has been a continuous one. She credits the cloth community for its help and support in her stronger trouble-shooting ability the second time around. Her advice is to take it one nappy at a time and to try not to become overwhelmed – “at the end of the day they are just nappies”.
Today’s post features Shelby, a mum whose philosophy is to take it one day at a time. Shelby faced many challenges in the first year of her son’s life, but she has come out the other side appreciative of the simple things in life, cloth nappies notwithstanding.
Today’s interviewee, Hanna, has followed a path to cloth nappies with which many will be familiar. She didn’t start straight away in place of mastering breastfeeding and becoming a mother, but soon realised reusable nappies were no more difficult than the many other eco swaps she’d been making for years.
New pyjamas for Easter and Christmas. Pancakes with fruit and cream on Sundays. Endless cuddles. It is an idyllic childhood for the Bass children from Canberra. Even more so since their mum, Morgan, switched to cloth nappies when she couldn’t find a disposable option that didn’t cause severe allergies for her first child.
Parenthood is chemical-free and natural all the way for 24-year-old foodie and law graduate, Sev. “I just don’t like the idea of putting chemicals into my son’s body or on his skin. His health is extremely important to me and I want to keep his body as healthy as possible.”